Rating: Director: Francis Lawrence Based on the 1954 novel by Richard Matheson, I Am Legend is the story of Robert Neville (Will Smith), the last man living on Earth, with some zombie-vampires thrown in for action. Set in 2012, three years after a government team of scientists discovered a virus that could cure cancer, humanity learns the hard way that this 'good' … [Read more...]
The apocalypse is a term commonly used to represent a prophetic revelation, vision of the End Times, or prediction about how the world will end. The word translates from Greek as disclosure of knowledge, and is often used to refer to the last book of the Christian bible, the Revelation of John, which describes God's eventual victory over evil at the end of this present age. Read articles about the apocalypse below.
MTV is reporting that legions of metalheads might have to switch up their number of the beast - from 666 to 616 - according to a recently found manuscript of Revelation. According to the article The recent 616 discovery, which was found in a collection of documents recovered in Egypt, isn't exactly a whole new revelation. While it dates back the furthest, other ancient … [Read more...]
The War Scroll (1QM), found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, provides a vivid, detailed description of the escalating battle between good and evil, which will eventually climax with good overcoming evil. Such language is rarely found in the Hebrew Bible - with the possible exception being Daniel 10:20-21's description of the struggle between Michael and Gabriel against the princes … [Read more...]
Contents Early Figurative Interpretations PreMillennialism in the 19th Century 7 Dispensations The 7 Churches in Revelation The 20th Century Problems with A Premillennialist Approach Historical Interpretation of Apocalyptic Texts Purpose of Revelation Rome at the Time of Revelation John the Prophet The question of whether to interpret Revelation as literal or … [Read more...]
Rating: Author: John J. Collins Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Year Published: 1998 First off, let me say that Collins' The Apocalyptic Imagination is absolutely essential for anyone interested in early Apocalyptic literature. This book is a thorough introduction to literature such as Daniel, 1 and 2 Enoch, and and 3 Baruch, 4 Ezra, Revelation, the Sibylline … [Read more...]